Wartime

Lest We Forget 1918-2018

We remember the men who gave their lives in the Great War and whose final resting place is Wrexham Cemetery. LEST WE FORGET John JONES James HARKER Charles Edward JONES Martin SWEENEY John Francis JONES [more]

Rhos

Thomas had survived WWI

by Dave Edwards. Thomas Edward Jones, who fought in World War One, was a good friend of Gareth Pritchard’s Uncle Samuel.  On 18th April 1916, Thomas wrote a letter to Sam, in which he said, [more]

War Memorials

Bellevue Park WWI War Memorial

The Leader – October 2017 A memorial built to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War has been unveiled. The memorial garden at Bellevue Park in Wrexham was officially opened [more]

40s

American GI’s at Hightown 1943

Beechley House, Kings Mills Road, Hightown. 10 of the 12 American GI’s (General Issue) Soldiers, billeted for a short while at Beechley House during the 2nd World War. Two of the soldiers were on duty [more]

1910s

The Great War Trenches

The Great War Trenches. Trench warfare characterised much of the fighting during World War One, particularly along the Western Front. Trench systems were complicated with many interlinking lines of trenches. Apparently, during the First World [more]